Greek & Roman Hell

Visions, Tours and Descriptions
of the Infernal Otherworld

Edited by Eileen Gardiner

Illustrations   vii

Web Resources

vii
Preface   ix
Introduction   xi
 

Underworld Geography and Underworld Creatures

xii
  Passages xiii
  Waters xiv
  Fields and Meadows xv
  Palaces xvi
  Infernal Creatures xvi
  Judgment and Punishment xvii
  Otherworld Guides xix
  Otherworld Time and Reincarnation xx
  Texts xxi
  A Note on Names xxxix
Bibliography   xli
  Sources xli
  Studies xlii
Greek & Roman Hell 1
  1. The Iliad by Homer 1
  2. The Odyssey by Homer 3
  3. Theogony by Hesiod 9
  4. Hymn to Demeter 13
  5. The Frogs by Aristophanes 15
  6. Orphic Lamina from Hipponium 25
  7. Gorgias by Plato 27
  8. Phaedo by Plato 33
  9. The Republic by Plato 37
  10. The Aeneid by Virgil 41
  11. Metamorphoses by Ovid 53
  12. Mad Hercules by Seneca 57
  13. Vision of Thespesius by Plutarch 67
  14. Description of Greece by Pausanius 75
  15. The Golden Ass by Apuleius 79
  16. The True History by Lucian of Samosata 83
  17. Menippus by Lucian of Samosata 85
Notes   93
Glossary   97
Index   113
   




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